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29 June

226 – China – Emperor Cao Pi died, Cao Rui became emperor of the Kingdom of Wei. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cao_Pi https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cao_Rui

1149 – Syria – Battle of Inab. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Inab

1170 – Eastern Mediterranean – Earthquake measuring 7.7Mw, Damage in Syria, Lebanon & Turkey, c. 100,000 killed.

1194 – Norway – Coronation of King Sverre. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sverre_of_Norway

1444 – Albania – Battle of Torvioll (Ottoman Wars in Europe). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Torvioll

1613 – England – Globe Theatre, London, destroyed by fire. http://www.bardstage.org/globe-theatre-fire.htm

1644 – England – Battle of Cropredy Bridge (English Civil War). http://www.battlefieldstrust.com/resource-centre/medieval/battleview.asp?BattleFieldId=2

1659 – Ukraine – Battle of Konotop (Russo-Polish War). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Konotop

1756 – Minorca – Siege of Fort St. Philip ended (Seven Years’ War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Fort_St_Philip_(1756)

1776 – America – Battle of Turtle Gut Inlet (American Revolutionary War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Turtle_Gut_Inlet

1786 – Scotland – Alexander Macdonell and 500+ Roman Catholic highlanders lleft to settle in Glengarry County, Ontario. http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~onglenga/ShipMcdonaldSettlers.pdf

1855 – Nicaragua – First Battle of Rivas (Filibuster War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Battle_of_Rivas

1864 – Canada – Train crash near St. Hilaire, Quebec, 99 killed. https://www.gendisasters.com/quebec/12562/beloeil-qb-train-plunges-through-open-bridge-june-1864

1913 – Balkan Peninsula – Second Balkan War began. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Balkan_War

1925 – USA – Earthquake measuring 6.8Mw, epicentre in Santa Barbara, California, 13 killed. http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/states/events/1925_06_29.php

1926 – Canada – Arthur Meighen became Prime Minister (Second term). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Meighen

1927 – Hawaii – Bird of Paradise, USAAC plane completed first flight over Pacific Ocean. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bird_of_Paradise_(aircraft)

1928 – USA – Outerbridge Crossing and Goethals Bridge, Staten Island, New York, opened. http://www.panynj.gov/bridges-tunnels/outerbridge-crossing-history.html

1941 – Lithuania – June Uprising ended (Operation Barbarossa). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/June_Uprising_in_Lithuania

1941 – Germany – RAF bombers attacked Ruhr & Rhineland industrial areas (WWII).

1942 – Germany – RAF bombers attacked Bremen (WWII).

http://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=55/Bombing-of-Hamburg-Dresden-and-Other-Cities-World-War-II-Database

1944 – Belarus – Minsk Offensive began (WWII). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minsk_Offensive

1944 – China – USAAF plane crashed near Chanyi, 4 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19440629-0

1946 – France – Air France plane missing crashed near Pau, 2 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19460629-0

1946 – Malaysia – RAF plane missing within Cameron Highlands, 18 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19460629-1

1951 – Croatia – JAT plane crashed near Rijeka, 14 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19510629-0

1951 – USA – General Tire & Rubber Co plane crashed at Geneva on the Lake, Lake Erie, OH, 1 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19510629-1

1953 – USA – Western Air Lines plane crashed at Los Angeles International Airport, 1 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19530629-0

1954 – Vietnam – Battle of Mang Yang Pass ended (First Indochina War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Mang_Yang_Pass

1955 – USA – USAF plane crashed at Sitkinak Island, 10 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19550629-0

1972 – USA – North Central Airlines Flight 290 and Air Wisconsin Flight 671 collided mid-air over Lake Winnebago, Wisconsin, 13 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19720629-1 http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19720629-0

1974 – Argentine – Isabel Perón sworn in as first female President. http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/june/29/newsid_2857000/2857121.stm

1974 – Canada – Mikhail Baryshnikov defected from USSR. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mikhail_Baryshnikov

1976 – Seychelles – Independence from UK. http://www.crwflags.com/fotw/flags/sc-1976.html


1995 – South Korea – Sampoong Department Store, Seocho-gu, Seoul collapsed, 501 killed. https://youtu.be/y8Yw9hill1k WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing  http://www.nytimes.com/1995/06/30/world/south-korean-department-store-collapses-killing-at-least-113.html

2002 – Yellow Sea – Second Battle of Yeonpyeong (Korean Conflicts). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Battle_of_Yeonpyeong

2012 – USA – A derecho (straight-line wind storm) struck eastern US, 22 killed. http://www.erh.noaa.gov/rnk/events/2012/Jun29_derecho/summary.php

2015 – Syria – Kobanî Massacre ended (Syrian Civil War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koban%C3%AE_massacre

York

1895 – Gymnasium at St. Peter’s School, Clifton opened by Major General Reginald Thyne GOC.